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Tonygrantsr1 commented on picture ID 46016.

Nope, it was crawling on the picture frame... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Tonygrantsr1 commented on picture ID 46016.

This seems not to be an aggressive spider but I need to know what it is so my children are safe.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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PBbb commented on picture ID 46016.

Does it jump?... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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SexyArachnid commented on picture ID 46004.

Hi family! I saw this small speck on my car. I looked closer and it was a beautiful, lovely little lime green/yellow spider!... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Kenny commented on picture ID 45972.

Cheers , thanks for the response!... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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tamek1964 commented on picture ID 45992.

Could it be some type of Wolf Spider or Trap Door Spider? I've never seen one this dark before though if it is.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45988.

That's the Banded Garden Spider, Argippe trifasciata, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45982.

That looks like a False Wolf Spider, Zoropsis spinimana, in the family Zoropsidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45972.

That's the Garden Cross Spider, Araneus diadematus, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45966.

It is a male of one of the Steatoda species, often called False Widow Spiders. It is not a Black Widow.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Jcar123 commented on picture ID 45990.

Was in old pump house... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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SNOWBABY commented on picture ID 45988.

It was found during brush cutting. It was as big as the maple leaves it was found on!... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45964.

That's a Golden Silk Orb Weaver, one of the Nephila species, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45950.

Well, they have venom as do nearly all spiders, but the Pholcidae are not dangerous or aggressive.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Bigsalty commented on picture ID 45986.

Hi guys, I’m not very confident with spiders so any help with identifying would be appreciated... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Tfleming commented on picture ID 40493.

If you zoom in there is fine hair on legs and has white eyes.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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karlyfaye commented on picture ID 45978.

One pest specialist said it might be some kind of tarantula, another pest specialist thought it was a brown recluse. Found it on the porch of my house, about to crawl inside. Any thoughts?... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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GspecSafari commented on picture ID 45950.

Thanks Calum ... Hope not poisonous... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Riteseddphredd commented on picture ID 45968.

What is this?... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Kwiles87 commented on picture ID 45966.

Also spider had what appeared to be a dot on the abdomen but it was super hard to distinguish. But the marking on the top was like a line/triangle this was whitish-yellow in color. Off white... I’m terrified of spiders so i need to be reassured it’s not dangerous.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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TJPurcell commented on picture ID 45962.

Someone also suggested it to be a female Shamrock Orbweaver Araneus trifolium. I can see similarities for both.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45962.

This looks a lot like the Marbled Orb Weaver, Araneus marmoreus, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45813.

It is one of the Fishing Spiders in the family Pisauridae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45807.

Close. This is the Marbled Orb Weaver, Araneus marmoreus, in the same family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45876.

I thnk Oscarina or Oksana might be a better fit. This is a female Garden Cross Spider, Araneus diadematus. Or you could go that way with Crossandra. :-)... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45874.

You are correct. This one has a great version of the spooky looking face on the top of the cephalothorax. Always reminds me of the Death's Head Hawk Moth, Acherontia styx.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45900.

Yes it is. It looks a lot like Nordman's Orb Weaver, Araneus nordmani, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45916.

No, but close. It is a Garden Cross Spider, Araneus diadematus, in the same family Araneidae. The white cross-shaped pattern at the front of the abdomen is distinct in this species.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45938.

This is the Golden Silk Orb Weaver, Nephila clavipes, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45950.

Carrying her egg sac with the jaws like that, and the long thin legs, this appears to be one of the Cellar Spiders in the family Pholcidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45958.

This appears to be an adult male Ladybird Spider, Eresus kollari, part of the Velevet Spider family Eresidae.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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tpananth commented on picture ID 45924.

I understand that this is Neoscona sp.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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GRieck commented on picture ID 45960.

This spider was found in the lounge. Any idea what this is?... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Saph commented on picture ID 45870.

Omg I had one too... not as big as yours by the look of it but the green fangs!... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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cathat commented on picture ID 40251.

I am thinking you are 100% correct, ROFL... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Kumosan commented on picture ID 45936.

I’m pretty sure this is a yellow and black garden spider.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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peterp9974 commented on picture ID 45940.

At first thought this might be a white tail but the body shape was wrong. Was thinking possibly fiddleback, but not confident on that either. I didn't think to mash the various pics together for it, sorry.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Kumosan commented on picture ID 45938.

I’ve seen a couple of these spiders overhead, between trees. Would happy for any ID. Thanks... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45926.

I would hazard a guess at Eucteniza relata due to the geography. We've seen a few of these guys and some Ummidia sp. due to the flooding.Liphistius malayanus would be a bit odd since it's only native to Malaysia.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Clash commented on picture ID 45775.

Thank you!... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 45892.

Hi, it might be Tigrosa annexa. I’m mainly going by location and the small abdomen and thick legs. Check out the article on Spider Eye Arrangements on Bugguide.net. Not all spiders have 8. I think yours has eyes like: two big pairs over one row of two small pair that can’t be seen at that angle.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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tpananth commented on picture ID 45924.

Need to id this spider..found at tungareshwar just outside mumbai..on bushes with a web at about 6 feet from ground level.... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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JEC commented on picture ID 45765.

I think you're right. Very simililar appearance and definitely the personality of a jumper. Thanks!... Discussion Thread

October 23, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45700.

Yes, a male bold jumping spider. Poor guy :(.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45765.

Looks like it could be a spider in the phidippus genus.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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WestVirginiaSpider commented on picture ID 45481.

Some kind of jumping spider. Adorable ;)... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45838.

Huntsman spider?... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45834.

Some kind of orb weaver.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45836.

Looks like a huntsman spider.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45832.

Most likely a young phidippus audax.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45858.

Looks like a huntsman spider. Very pretty!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45914.

Actually, more than likely to be a phid. whitmani.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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WestVirginiaSpider commented on picture ID 45920.

I thought it was a wolf spider but it looked a bit odd. Wasn't sure?... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Trahearne commented on picture ID 45914.

Potentially a phidippus apacheanus, most definitely female. Probably was defensive due to her size- she looks ready to lay an egg sac.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 43339.

Thanks for the extra photo. I think your ID as a black widow is right. Ohio has both Northern and Southern black widows. Bugguide.net says that the Southern has an intact hourglass mark and the Northern is more likely to look like a “broken” hourglass. I haven’t studied widow spiders, my perception is that the mark looks intact. I just learned this month that the state where I was raise... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 43812.

Hi, I think it’s a broad-faced sac spider too. I posted a very similar photo today. If you go to upper right three bar symbol>Locations>New Hampshire you can see it. The wide band of eyes across the face is cool!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Loathingsaint commented on picture ID 45914.

This was pretty aggressive. Stayed on the trail and would stand up to defend itself if I got near it. Maybe the size of a quarter.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Northspider commented on picture ID 43339.

I just put a better picture up of her in the medicine bottle-great view of her abdomen. Let me know what you think.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Sehmel commented on picture ID 40439.

One last point of interest, I now live in Olympia, and very seldom see these guys here, and never as large.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Sehmel commented on picture ID 40439.

I would have also called Callobius Severes, and it's interesting you point out the size. I grew up in Gig Harbor, which is just south of Port Orchard, and we always called these "Madrona Spiders" as they were frequently found under the bark of firewood in the woodpile. They have a painful bite, which I found out as a very young (~5) boy when I harassed one with a toy tank. They "Giant Spider" coun... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Sehmel commented on picture ID 42260.

Was this fellow by chance in Eastern Washington? I found a very similar specimen up near Curlew in N. Central WA, about 10 miles south of Canada a few years back. Other than the color of the abdomen, they look notably similar: https://bugguide.net/node/view/46208/bgimage... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Salts commented on picture ID 45892.

Also, the size is roughly a 50cent piece, pretty big for a spider. No web nearby.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Jarnold commented on picture ID 44844.

We have found several and that jump like a cricket... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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TangledWeb commented on picture ID 40251.

Maybe you shouldn’t eat anything this guy forages :-O... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Reixy23 commented on picture ID 45884.

Just trying to figure out what type of spider it is, and if it’s poisonous.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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wmoreno1 commented on picture ID 45868.

It's supposed to say floor, outside of a grocery store.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45828.

Latrodectus mactans or the Southern Black Widow. This is also one of the most gorgeous variations I've ever seen, and terrific pictures. Thanks for sharing!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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SpidersID commented on picture ID 45836.

This spider entered our kitchen, since the door had been open for a while and it hid inside a basket. I initially looked for pictures in the internet. I thought it could be a wolf or a hobo. The spider did not appear to be exacerbated by our handleling it, and simply wanted to go away. We let it go. Please help me identify it.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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thesmallhill commented on picture ID 45828.

Forgot to mention it is the same spider in both photos.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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blue23 commented on picture ID 45819.

Re-uploaded with working image!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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GLHEWITT commented on picture ID 45805.

I need help with this one...... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45501.

This is one of the Cellar Spiders, likely the Long-bodied Cellar Spider, Pholcus phalangioides.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Kitbobbi29 commented on picture ID 45755.

Well!.... that’s just pretty cool! Thank you so much for helping me identify this little girl!!! I am terrified of spiders but at the same time am so very much intrigued by them all - crazy mix of feelings! Lol!! Thank you Disco!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45639.

This is one of the Long-jawed Orb Weavers, one of the Tetragnatha species.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45669.

That is a female Black & Yellow Garden Spider, Argiope aurantia, in the family Araneidae.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45748.

This is one of the Funnel Web Weavers in the family Agelenidae.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45746.

This is the Garden Cross Orb Weaver, Araneus diadematus, in the family Araneidae... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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CalumEwing commented on picture ID 45761.

Looks like a female.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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TeamNinja commented on picture ID 45795.

Brown Widow was my guess as we find them around here every few days, BUT they retain the orange-red insignia in photos, and this one didn't. Learned not to trust the lack of pigment in a photo when my eyes can SEE IT clearly. :) Thanks.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 45789.

Hi, see above image for ID. :)... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 45795.

Hi, see above image for ID. :)... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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ItsyBitsy commented on picture ID 45797.

Hi, see above image for ID. :)... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Erews commented on picture ID 45461.

I now know that this specimen is a black and yellow garden spider.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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cathat commented on picture ID 40251.

Really, the gentleman that shared the picture is a forager and shares a lot from the woods, but he said this was near his vehicle in a parking lot and he went back to get his vamera because he had never seen markings like this! Wow, I guess he got me good!!!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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BryanNicholas commented on picture ID 15550.

yes it is a jumping spider... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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BryanNicholas commented on picture ID 27197.

it is similar to aerospace post but with differend leg structure and color... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45730.

It appears to be Phidippus spp., my guesses would be Phidippus cardinalis though it' s a bit west for that species normally, so perhaps Phidippus apacheanus?... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45755.

All spiders are venomous, but these guys aren't dangerous or considered medically significant. This particular female appears to be Argiope trifasciata, and a beautiful one at that!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45753.

Agreed, Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45761.

Agreed on ID!... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45767.

I'm actually only seeing 6 legs here, and it looks suspiciously similar to a Velvet Ant.Compare to: https://featuredcreature.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Screen%2Bshot%2B2011-03-21%2Bat%2B7.00.56%2BPM2.png... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45773.

With the messy web structure and shape of the egg sacs, I would assume these are from a Brown Widow (Latrodectus geometricus), though I could be mistaken.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45775.

Appears to be Eriophora ravilla.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45769.

Looks like a male in the Steatoda genus, perhaps S. borealis or S. bipunctata based on geography.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Disco commented on picture ID 45763.

Appears to be Argiope aurantia.... Discussion Thread

October 22, 2018
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Steveischeeky commented on picture ID 13147.

Well Nephila is the Genus Species is Nephila clavata :>... Discussion Thread

October 21, 2018
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Steveischeeky commented on picture ID 13147.

Nephila clavataCommon name: Joro spider... Discussion Thread

October 21, 2018
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Steveischeeky commented on picture ID 34925.

Nephila clavataCommon name: Joro Spider... Discussion Thread

October 21, 2018
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Steveischeeky commented on picture ID 30771.

Nephila clavataCommon name: Joro Spider... Discussion Thread

October 21, 2018
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Steveischeeky commented on picture ID 13455.

It's a type of Nephila. Though I don't know what kind... Discussion Thread

October 21, 2018